Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Marcus Thames LF
Chad Moeller C
RHP A.J. Burnett (6-3, 3.72)
Career vs. Orioles
Corey Patterson LF
Miguel Tejada 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Ty Wigginton 1B
Luke Scott LF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Scott Moore 2B
Cesar Izturis SS
RHP Jake Arrieta (NR)
Major League debut
TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m. / YES Network
UMPIRES: HP Sam Holbrook, 1B Greg Gibson, 2B D.J. Reyburn, 3B Gerry Davis
WEATHER: Yesterday was a little touch-and-go with the weather but today is much nicer. It’s not supposed to get out of the 80s until after the game.
10-0 AGAINST THE O’s: The Yankees have won 10 straight against the Orioles, which matchers their most consecutive wins against the O’s since the club moved to Baltimore prior to the 1954 season. If the Yankees win tonight, the 11-game winning streak against the franchise will be the longest since 1941 when the Orioles franchise played in St. Louis as the Browns.
LEAGUE OF HER OWN: On Friday, 85-year-old Lavonne “Pepper” Paire will attend the Yankees game against the Astros as a special guest of the Yankees. She was a 10-year veteran of the All-American Girls Professional League.
MORE ABOUT CANO: I think I could write a pregame note about Cano every single day this season. Today’s note is this one: He has 88 hits through the first 59 games. According to Elias, the last Yankees with 88 or more hits through 60 games was Derek Jeter who had 89 in 1999.
JETER STREAKING: Speaking of Jeter, he’s reached safely — hit, walk or HBP — in 27 straight games, tying Evan Longoria for the longest active streak in the Majors. Kevin Youkilis also had a 27-game on-base streak earlier this season.
UPDATE, 7:27 p.m.: Burnett has faced six batters and hit three of them. Two official hit by pitches, and another batter who was actually hit on a strikeout pitch. Orioles lead 1-0.
UPDATE, 7:30 p.m.: It’s 2-0 Baltimore. Not the best start for Burnett.
UPDATE, 7:32 p.m.: Probably not good news. Ramiro Pena is pinch hitting for Alex Rodriguez.
UPDATE 7:38 p.m.: A foul ball was just lined into the press box, going perfectly between Bryan Hoch and I. Seriously, it split the uprights of our laptops. Meanwhile, Cano has a one-out double in the second inning.
UPDATE, 7:40 p.m.: Curtis Granderson gets one into the corner with two outs to score Cano and pull the Yankees within 2-1.
UPDATE, 7:55 p.m.: Welcome to the big leagues kid. You can’t walk Chad Moeller up here. Moeller scored from first on Derek Jeter’s double, Jeter took third on the throw home and Nick Swisher gave the Yankees the lead with a sac fly to right. It’s now 3-2 Yankees.
UPDATE, 8:40 p.m.: Scott Moore’s first home run has tied the game at 3.
UPDATE, 8:56 p.m.: The flags indicate absolutely no wind here at Camden, but that ball from Luke Scott just kept carrying to right field. Nick Swisher tried to make a leaping catch at the wall, missed it, and Scott got a triple.
UPDATE, 9:18 p.m.: Two outs and runners at first and second, Cervelli is pinch hitting for Pena here in the seventh inning. Would Girardi be willing to keep Cervelli in the game at third base?
UPDATE, 9:24 p.m.: Cervelli struck out and Girardi made the move that makes the most sense. Russo will enter the game at third, and Cervelli will stay in to catch.
UPDATE, 9:40 p.m.: Remember when Jake Arrieta seemed infinitely hitable in the second and third innings? That seems like a long, long time ago. Even against this bad Baltimore bullpen, the Yankees have been held scoreless since the third inning. They’ve had some chances, but a 4-3 lead stands with Chan Ho Park coming out to pitch the bottom of the eighth.